Mares in foal to Hot Streak very popular at Tattersalls
On Thursday, the final day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, it was two mares in foal to Tweenhills stallion Hot Streak (who has his first runners in 2019) who made headlines.
The most expensive lot of the day (and the most expensive on any final day since 2012) at 68,000gns was Poyle Dee Dee who was purchased by our own David Redvers and Hannah Wall.
Poyle Dee Dee was consigned by he National Stud on behalf of her late owner-breeder Cecil Wiggins and Trickledown Stud's Paul Thorman - who sold youngstock for Mr Wiggins for two decades - said:
"Cecil [Wiggins] would have got a massive kick out of Poyle Dee Dee because she was his favourite mare and he'd have loved to top a sale like that."
Aside from carrying a Hot Streak foal, Poyle Dee Dee is also the dam of the Hot Streak colt who was sold by Tally-Ho Stud for 150,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale. That colt was bought by Shadwell and will go into training with John Gosden.
Poyle Dee Dee herself is an Oasis Dream half-sister to Lowther Stakes heroine Jemima, and she's already produced useful sprinter Poyle Vinnie and four-time winner Bounty Pursuit. Her current two-year-old Could Be King was a close fourth in the Gr. 3 Killavullen Stakes last time.
Also in foal to Hot Streak was the Tweenhills-consigned Storm Cat mare Kamarinskaya who sold to Robin O'Ryan for 25,000gns.
Kamarinskaya won the Gr. 3 Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial for Ballydoyle and is a half-sister to champion two-year-old in Europe and sire Fasliyev.
Hot Streak joined Roaring Lion and Lightning Spear in parading at Longholes for five days during the Mare Sale and was very well received. His first runners are really exciting for next year.
Please get in touch if you would like to send your mare to Hot Streak or any of the Tweenhills stallions.